King Mohammed VI Wins Mandela Peace Prize In Paris

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King Mohammed VI of Morocco, has reportedly been awarded the Mandela Peace Prize 2016 by the Paris-based Mandela Institute.

According to the award’s jury, King Mohammed won the prize for his “contribution to the building a society of justice and peace between humans and nations, in addition to his efforts to promote the development of Africa through economic, security and cultural diplomacy.”

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI attends the signing ceremony of bilateral agreements between Ethiopia and Morocco in Addis Ababa on November 19, 2016.

The Mandela Peace Prize, which is chaired by Dr. Paul Kananura, is awarded to personalities or institutions that take initiative to foster peace within Africa.

Over the last few weeks, the King has been visiting various African countries in a bid to diversify its partnerships in Africa and to strengthen the model of South-South cooperation that Morocco has developed with its traditional partners in the continent.

 King Mohammed is Africa’s wealthiest monarch with a fortune Forbes estimates at $5.7 billion. He owns a 35% stake in Societe Nationale d’Investissement (SNI), a privately owned holding company.

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